China: Senior Conservatives call for reset of UK policy

Tiannmen Gate. . 12 October 2008 . Wikipedia

Jan 13, 2021

Senior Conservatives have called for a "reset" in UK policy towards China, including sanctions against officials responsible for human rights abuses.

The Conservative Human Rights Commission demanded a rethink in relations after hearing evidence of abuses from torture to slavery.

It urged the UK to work with allies to respond to China's behaviour.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the UK plays a "leading role" in highlighting abuses.

The Commission made the recommendations in a new report endorsed by two former Conservative foreign secretaries, Lord Hague and Sir Malcolm Rifkind.

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